Splatoon 2 - "Mudskipper Tower" coming in early October

We don't have the official English name of this stage, but the rough translation is 'Mudskipper Tower,' which sounds pretty damn great to us. Here's the translated details.

This is Mudskipper Tower.

A tourist location on the outskirts of Inkopolis Square, it is a "power spot" which holds an oral history saying that if you visit it, you will win at Turf War battles.

In the middle of remodeling and construction work, it seems battles are carried out using the scaffolding and fenced areas.

We plan to add Mudskipper Tower in early October.

Splatoon 2 - Squid Research Seminar #6: Turf War

For those getting to grips with the fundamentals of Splatoon 2, here are some vital Turf War tips!

Famitsu - Splatoon Koshien 2019 Official Fan Book advert

Famitsu has yet another advert for the Splatoon Koshien 2019 Official Fan Book. Every time I see an ad for this, it makes me a bit angry that Nintendo hasn't stepped up their Splatoon 2 tournament game outside of Japan. There are still plenty of fans who would love to go to events like these. I wonder why Nintendo doesn't do more.

Splatoon 2 - New weapon and more teased for the Oct. update

Nintendo has revealed that the Carbonate Bomb is going to be part of the October update for Splatoon 2. On top of that, Nintendo teased a couple more items to look forward to, which you can see in the screens below.

Splatoon 2 'Tsubuan Vs. Koshian' Splatfest hitting Japan on Sept. 23rd, 2018

Nintendo has shared news on a Japanese Splatest hitting the region on Sept. 23rd, 2018. This time around, the battle is Tsubuan vs. Koshian. Tsubuan is red beans boiled with sugar in a red bean paste, and Koshian is red beans passed through a sieve to remove the skins first.

Splatoon 2 - Retro or Modern style Splatfest announced for Sept. 21st, 2018

I don't know which side to pick here, becasue I have no style. I just wear whatever's cheap and available. Maybe that IS a style!

This Retro Vs. Modern Splatfest kicks off on Sept. 21st, 2018. Better start deciding which side you're fighting for now!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Splatoon 2 artbook reveals Pearl's forehead was originally bigger, and Marina didn't always hide her ears behind headphones

Artist Chris Szczesiul has once again taken some tidbits from the Splatoon 2 art book and turned them into real-life sketches. The book itself reveals details on both Pearl and Marina, stating that Pearl's already-large forehead was once even bigger, and Marina didn't always hide her ears behind a pair of chunky headphones. Now we can get a look at what that might have been like!

Splatoon 2 - Version 4.0.0 now available

Splatoon 2 has been updated to Version 4.0. You can get the entire rundown of patch notes in the gallery below. Get ready, because there are a TON of changes!

Splatoon 2 - Version 4.0 full details

The release of Splatoon 2’s Ver.4 was just announced! New weapon sets, part of the Kensa Collection, are coming tonight. In addition, Splatfest has been refreshed with new features, and new sub and special weapons are on the way soon. Stay tuned for more info!

These beauties are from the Kensa Collection, a special-ordered line of new weapons based on ones you might recognize. These weapons are painted with monotone designs created by the gear brand Toni Kensa, and include the collection’s signature red laundry clip. This first Kensa Collection will be released today, September 13.

Starting with Ver.4.0.0, Splatfests in Splatoon 2 will be changed significantly. Two new modes, Normal and Pro, will replace the previous Solo and Team modes.

In Normal mode, you can jump into a Splatfest Battle on your own or join up with one to three friends from the same Splatfest team. If you join a match as a group of two or three, random solo players will be matched up to make a group of four.

In this mode, the amount you inked is added to any win bonus you get to determine your clout. If your team is on a win streak, the game will try and match you against teams with a similar streak.

Moreover, when weapons, gear, or general styles of four players in your team meet certain conditions, a nickname and a matching bonus will be given to your team.

Pro mode is for those who want to go solo and push themselves to the limit. In Pro mode, you’re judged on your Splatfest Power. Raise it high enough and you could make it into the Splatfest Top 100! In this mode, you increase your clout by beating the opposing team. You get more clout for beating teams with a higher Splatfest Power.

In addition to the above, 10x Battles will be added in both divisions. These are rare matches that will occur if you are lucky, and if you win, your contribution points will be multiplied by 10! And believe or not, there is a rumor that super rare 100x Battles could also occur!

If your friend wins a 10x Battle or if someone wins a 100x match, teams may appear on the big screen in Inkopolis Square. Also, if you’re in the lobby or during matchmaking, such information will pop up on your game screen like a news flash. Team nicknames are also shown in Regular mode, so you may want to try scoring a cool team name and winning these rare matches for bragging rights!

The final Splatfest results are decided based on three factors: votes, clout from Normal mode players, and clout from Pro mode players.

Even if your side loses the popularity contest, Normal and Pro mode victories can slowly but surely turn the tables! Of course, participants on the winning side will receive slightly more Super Sea Snails as a reward for their victory! Good luck!

Check out these upcoming updates for Splatoon 2! Ver.4.0.0 will be released today, with new Splatfest features and the first Kensa Collection. And Ver.4.1.0 will be released in early October, including a new stage and the second Kensa Collection, with new sub/special combos.

The new stage in early October will be the final one to be added, though we’ll keep adding weapons until December. Also, look forward to more Splatfests until July 2019. We hope that you will continue to enjoy Splatoon 2.

We just heard that as a special offer, Nintendo Account holders with 12-month Nintendo Switch Online memberships (individual or family) will receive a download code for exclusive in-game gear for the Splatoon 2 game.

Fun fact: the in-game jersey is based on the uniform worn by Team Japan, who won the Splatoon 2 World Championship! Our colleague informed us that the jersey has “online” written on the front in Japanese text because they originally won an online tournament!

Switch NES controllers are an exclusive for Switch Online members, as is special Splatoon 2 gear

Exclusive Product Offer: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers

With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play enhanced NES™ games the way they're meant to be played—using Nintendo Entertainment System-style controllers!

Shipments will begin in mid-December 2018. Subject to availability at time of purchase.


Rechargeable Battery – Attach the controllers to the Nintendo Switch™ system to charge them
Two Controllers – Available as a set of two controllers for competitive and cooperative fun
Limit one purchase per Nintendo Account with paid Nintendo Switch Online individual or family membership. Offer not available for trial membership.

Special offer for those with 12-month individual or family memberships:Exclusive Splatoon 2 in-game gear download code

Nintendo Account holders with 12-month Nintendo Switch Online memberships (individual or family) will get download codes for exclusive gear for your character to wear in the Splatoon 2 game.

Be sure to check your email for your download code starting in early October.

Exclusive Gear:
Online Jersey
Online Squidkid V Shoes
Download codes for exclusive in-game gear will be sent to the email address associated with the Nintendo Account of 12-month individual membership and family membership purchasers.
For family memberships, 8 download codes (one for each member of the family group) will be sent to the email address associated with the purchasing Nintendo Account.

Just to be clear, these offers are only available to those who have a paid Switch Online account. There will be no way to purchase them otherwise. Thanks to Otimus for the heads up!